Study reveals most and least bible-minded cities.

The CFI must be doing some work up in Amherst.  There were also some surprises:

The two least “Bible-minded” cities in the United States are the adjacent metros of Providence, R.I., and New Bedford, Mass., according to a study out Wednesday from the American Bible Society.

Providence is a ten minute drive from Cranston where the town turned into a religious mob when a teen-ager (and a judge) told them that Christianity wasn’t a free pass to discrimination or law-breaking.  How on earth did they get to be the least bible-minded city in the US?

The study defines “Bible-mindedness” as a combination of how often respondents read the Bible and how accurate they think the Bible is. “Respondents who report reading the bible within the past seven days and who agree strongly in the accuracy of the Bible are classified as ‘Bible Minded,’” says the study’s methodology.

Ah, the citizens actually have to read the bible.  That explains it.

Here’s the full list:

And here’s the same list with a little context:

Just in case you ever hear somebody tell you we should trust in the knowledge and wisdom that Christianity produces in people.  Maybe they just need more prayer in schools…

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